With a 200-year legacy of innovative academics and research and compassionate health care, Saint Louis University attracts a diverse community who push intellectual boundaries in pursuit of meaningful ways to impact the world, striving to serve a higher purpose and seek a greater good.

A respected Jesuit institution educating 13,000 students on two dynamic, urban campuses - in St. Louis, Missouri, and our permanent, degree-granting campus in Madrid, Spain. With programs across nearly 100 diverse fields, SLU students prepare for tomorrow’s challenges in a globally-minded institution supported by a tight-knit community, superb facilities and distinguished faculty.

Basic details

  • Region: Midwest
  • Location: St. Louis, Missouri and Madrid, Spain
  • Campus setting: Urban
  • Type of institution: Private; American University Abroad

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 60% (St. Louis); 49% (Madrid)
  • Average ACT: 28 (St. Louis); 26 (Madrid)
  • Average SAT (with writing included): 1270 (St. Louis); 1160 (Madrid)
  • Test optional? Yes
  • Common Application accepted? Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance; American Studies; Anthropology; Art History; Arts; Biology; Biomedical Engineering; Business; Chemistry; Communications; Computer Science; Creative Writing; Criminal Justice; Drama/Theatre Arts; Economics; Education; Engineering; English; Environmental Sciences; Gender Studies; Geology; History; Hospitality, Travel & Tourism; Humanities; Information Sciences/Systems; International Relations; Journalism; Languages; Law; Liberal Arts; Linguistics; Literature; Marketing; Mathematics; Medical Sciences; Meteorology; Music; Neuroscience; Nursing; Nutrition; Pharmacology; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Public Health; Public Relations/Affairs; Social Work; Sociology; Theology/Religion; Aviation Sciences; Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Full list of majors available: http://www.slu.edu/programs/index.php


  • International students are eligible for: Need-based aid; Merit-based scholarship
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $50,000 (St. Louis) $30,000 (Madrid)


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division I
  • Varsity sports: Men's Athletics / Track and Field; Women's Athletics / Track and Field; Men's Baseball; Women's Softball; Men's Basketball; Women's Basketball; Men's Cross Country; Women's Cross Country; Women's Field Hockey; Men's Football / Soccer; Women's Football / Soccer; Men's Swimming and Diving; Women's Swimming and Diving; Men's Tennis; Women's Tennis; Men's Volleyball; Women's Volleyball

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